Thursday was Thanksgiving and I had a wonderful long weekend with Sweetie and my "American family". It truly was a chance to relax and be thankful.
Therefore, it may come as a shock to find that this post is not about my own Thanksgiving. You see, Sweetie has a housemate (we shall call him "Baby-feet") and this is the story of his Thanksgiving...
Baby-feet took his girlfriend, her two children, and her mother to a restaurant for Thanksgiving. He had gone there some years ago, and while there was a short wait, there had been no reason the book ahead. On arriving at the restaurant this Thanksgiving, Baby-feet was shocked to discover many people waiting outside, and an apparent two hour wait!!
Seeing people in a nearby restaurant, he ventured over to see if they were open. However, upon entering he realized this was a private function and returned to tell his companions the bad news.
As he did, the owner of the second restaurant came out and invited Baby-feet and his friends to join them for Thanksgiving Lunch!! "We have some family here for Thanksgiving, but we have so much food. Why don't you join us?"
Well, after being convinced of the sincerity of the offer Baby-feet and his friends joined them... and what a feast it was!!! Turkey, ham, goose, two types of dressing, many a side-dish, and plenty of wine, soft drinks, and home-made desserts. What's more, they were treated like family and at the end of the meal the owner refused to accept any payment!
Now that is truly a reason to give thanks...